July 30, 2010 Update
Incident: Bull Wildfire
July 29, 2010
Location: Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest, California
Date of Fire Start: July 26, 2010
Cause: Human Caused, Under Investigation
Size: 16,074 acres Containment: 12 Percent
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, California Highway Patrol,
Kern County Sheriff, Tulare County Sheriff
Fire Status: The fire continues to burn in grass and brush on both sides of the Kern River, north of Kernville. Very little fire activity was observed overnight.
Today's Actions: Today, fire fighters will continue mopping up fireline on the southern edge of the fire to ensure no hot spots remain. Construction of fire line will continue along the west and east flanks, as well as the north perimeter in order to stop the fire's spread. Both helicopters and air tankers will be available to support crews working on the ground.
Resources: Total Personnell: 2,399
Hand Crews: 99 Engines: 124 Dozers: 5 Water Tenders: 16 Helicopters: 14
Structures Destroyed: 8 residences and 6 outbuildings
Evacuations & Closures: No evacuations are in effect.
Mountain Highway 99 is closed from Headquarters Campground to Brush Creek. Also an area closure has been implemented for the Kern River Ranger District within the Bull Fire area. For detailed information please go to: www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia.
Community Meeting: A community meeting will be held at the Lake Isabella Senior Center tonight at 6:00 p.m. Members of the Incident Management Team and Forest personnel will be available to provide an update on the fire, and answer questions from community members.
Special Note: A task force consisting of Law Enforcement Officers from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Kern County Fire Department, and the Kern County Sheriff's Office was formed to investigate the Bull Fire. The task force is continuously working, following up on multiple reports from local citizens. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Anyone with information pertaining to the start of the Bull Fire is encouraged to call the Kern County Fire Department Tip Line, toll free at 1-877-FIRE-TIP (1-877-347-3847).
Further information may be obtained by calling: (760) 376-3781
or on the Internet at: www.inciweb.org/incident/2043